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Posts Tagged ‘Hand Planes’

Planes I Like to Work With

I have so many planes now and use different ones throughout the day. I tend to keep the older and more worn ones I have bought near by because I feel an affinity with something that has so obviously been well used, cared for and feels the same as my own ones. I do own…

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Questions Answered – Which Plane for Small Surface Work

Question: Hello I am looking for a bit of advice. I have been into woodworking for 5+ years but it has always involved power tools. Recently I started building small wine glass holders that are roughly 12 inches long by 7 inches wide. They are made up of several different types of wood laminated together.…

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Planes Speak for Themselves

Seems to me sometimes that what was once ordinary and common is now more a sort of coffee-obsessing where discussing replaces making and tasting the coffee itself. I think you know the type of thing. Two or three people start talking about their favourite coffee and the conversation heightens in pitch as each party obsesses…

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Questions Answered -Considering Longer Planes

Question: Hi again Paul, Just wondering what your thoughts are on no 7 Jointer planes? I’m considering getting one, and cannot quite afford the price of the Veritas model. However I have seen a few of the Quangsheng jointers which look very good.  Do you have any other recommendations?  Thanks,  Tom Some of you will have…

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Questions Answered – Do We Need a No 6 Plane?

Question Hello Paul, I’m learning quite a bit from your post and videos, thank you for making them available. I recently replaced my bench top of MDF to a laminated 2×4 with tool tray inspired from your tool bench series. Which brings me to my question I’ve gotten the top fairly flat with an ebay…

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A letter on why no long planes?

Long time fan; first time contacting you. Frstly I’d just like to say thank you for sharing your expertise and experience with the world. Your youTube channel and blog are wonderful resources that will, I suspect, survive both of us. But my question is this: why do we never see you use the jointer plane?…

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Reworking new planes to act like old and well used ones

Introducing thoroughbred plane sole changes All planes work best with bevelled edges to the outside rim of the sole. It’s not commonly done and yet all planes benefit from this simple and remedial step. I was reluctant to post this because some modern makers do go to great lengths in making their high-end planes, and…

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On planes we need

Last week I blogged on planes and the new choices we now see being developed month by month on multiple levels. Whereas at one time new planes were thought up and developed to take care of an emerging need; to say form rabbets and grooves or tooth surfaces for veneering as with toothing planes or…

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  • Ed on As Boring Things Go…Al, I think Paul is saying that humans have a basic need for respect and to feel valued by others. If we take a persons work as just a moment of amusement and then cast it aside, w…
  • Samuel on As Boring Things Go…The actual poor don’t read this blog extensively I think.. And they couldn’t afford a tenon saw or the wood for a bench, unless will power well exceeded means. Rent,fuel, insurance…
  • Jeff D on As Boring Things Go…Can that pillar drill take other kinds of drill bits like the auger bits?
  • Max™ on As Boring Things Go…I was looking at the minicurls coming from my iwasakis and on a lark rubbed some around in my palms when I realized it could make a remarkably nice grit in a hand scrub. I also kee…
  • Al on As Boring Things Go…Paul, I started my journey into hand tool woodworking about a year ago and have learned an incredible amount from your videos and your blogs. You have such a clear and direct manne…
  • John2v on As Boring Things Go…Hi Paul Your handraulic "drill press". I did post a comment the first time you showed it to us about STAVROS GAKOS using one on utube. In fact one of your followers said " he would…
  • Chris on As Boring Things Go…Absolutely Paul. Your first comment I go with completely. It is not so very different today. Zero-hours contracts etc.
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